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The History Facts That You Thought Were True

In the course of time, numerous rumors and myths grow around historical events. We often take for granted the knowledge that we receive from a young age, but the sources can be misleading.
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The History Facts That You Thought Were True
  • Although the Independence Day has always been celebrated on July 4th, the Continental Congress voted for Independence on July 2nd.
  • The Pilgrims didn’t try to establish religious freedom in America. On the contrary, non-Puritans were banned from the newly-formed colonies.
  • Unlike the popular belief, the victims of witch trials in Salem were not burned but put to death by hanging. It was believed to be the correct way of killing a witch.

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  • Thanks to Henry W. Longfellow’s poem, most people think that Paul Revere warmed militia about the attack of the British troops. In truth, he got detained by a British patrol, and Samuel Prescott accomplished the task.
  • Despite the image formed by Hollywood movies, the USA didn’t bring about the end of World War 2. More than 80% of Germany’s battle losses took place on the Eastern front.

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